PUPILS and staff from Herringham Primary Academy in Chadwell St Mary are celebrating after being awarded a Premier League Primary Stars kit and equipment pack.
The pack contains soccer balls, soccer goals, bibs, ball pumps, hula hoops, cones and many more items which will help to provide a range of range of fun break time activities which will enable the children to work as a team, communicate, practice skills and encourage a healthy, active lifestyle.
The Kit and Equipment Scheme forms part of the Premier League Primary Stars offer to primary schools in England and Wales. This is a curriculum-linked education programme that uses the appeal of the Premier League and its clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.
Delivered by the Football Foundation, the Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment Scheme gives teachers a range of equipment that can be used across different curriculum areas to get children active.
Also available is a free downloadable suite of resources for teachers across Key Stages 1 and 2 in English, Maths, PE and PSHE. The easy-to-use materials have been developed in partnership with education organisations including the National Literacy Trust and the PSHE Association.
Mathematician Rachel Riley and children’s authors Cressida Cowell and Dan Freedman also helped to create the teaching packs, which use real life sport examples to put lessons into a relevant and engaging context for children.
Richard Scudamore, Executive Chairman of the Premier League and Football Foundation Trustee, said “Congratulations to Herringham on their successful application for a Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment pack. We hope this kit, coupled with the free downloadable online resources, will help teachers harness the popularity of football to inspire primary school kids in everything from Maths and English to teamwork and sport.”
Mrs Sam Otto, Head of School, said “We are absolutely thrilled with the kit and equipment pack gifted by Premier League. The items will inject some excitement into our PE resources and after school club provision and we aim to use the vast majority of equipment to enrich lunch time provision and ensure children are active and engaged. We can’t wait to get started!”